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Proportionate SentencingExploring the Principles$
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Andrew von Hirsch and Andrew Ashworth

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199272600

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272600.001.0001

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Restorative Justice: A ‘Making Amends’ Model?

Restorative Justice: A ‘Making Amends’ Model?

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(p.110) 8 Restorative Justice: A ‘Making Amends’ Model?
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Proportionate Sentencing
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Andrew von Hirsch

Andrew Ashworth (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272600.003.0008

This chapter deals with restorative justice (RJ), which typically involves processes by which offender and victim meet to negotiate a disposition involving some kind of ‘reparative’ or ‘restorative’ task. The chapter sketches and analyzes a particular conception for RJ — the ‘making amends’ model. It examines two ways in which the model may be implemented: first, as a comprehensive scheme aimed at replacing the criminal sentencing system; second, as a scheme for a specified range of cases, within the broader framework of a proportionality-oriented sentencing system.

Keywords:   restorative justice, making amends, offenders, victims

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